Places to stay

Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park

Central Te Hoe
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 15.
A larger hut in a fairly remote part of the Whirinaki Forest Park
Mangamate Hut
Mangamate Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 9.
A comfortable little hut located on the saddle between the Kakanui and Mangamate Streams. There is a picnic table and ample grassy camping out front. The Mangamate Hut has been relocated to grid re...
Verns Camp Shelter
Verns Camp Shelter
Hut Shelter (DOC).
A very solid picnic shelter in a nice sunny clearing. This thing sports a good water supply and an iron stove plus plenty of room for people to sit around in bad weather
Mangakahika Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
Often a lunch time stop this hut is half way between Rogers and Central Te Hoe
Rogers (Te Wairoa) Hut
Rogers (Te Wairoa) Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
Built in 1952 from the bush by Forest Service legend Rex Forrester, this hut is to be maintained and preserved as a historic site. Forrester named the hut after his son who was born while it was...
Whangatawhia  (Skips) Hut
Whangatawhia (Skips) Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 9.
A cosy little hut in the Whirinaki forest park, has a woodburner fire that can on the coldest nights heat the hut really well. Large clearing in front for tents. Has a table, 3x3 Bunks, stainless s...
Central Whirinaki Hut
Central Whirinaki Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 24.
A large popular hut in the Whirinaki Forest Park
Moerangi Hut
Moerangi Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 9.
A popular overnight trip from Whirinaki or as part of a circut including Skips and Rogers Huts. The track to this hut has recently been upgraded to a high standard.
Upper Te Hoe
Upper Te Hoe
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 9.
A smaller hut in the upper reaches of the Te Hoe catchment
Mid Okahu Hut
Mid Okahu Hut
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 12.
Mid Okahu hut
Upper Whirinaki Hut
Upper Whirinaki Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 9.
A small hut in a large grassy clearing on the Whirinaki Track.

Hut categories

Great Walks Hut
Well appointed DOC hut on one of the nine Great Walks. Great Walks pass required, bookings may be required. Facilities typically include toilets, heating, water, and bunks with mattresses. Some huts will have lighting, gas cooking, and a DOC ranger.
Serviced Hut
Larger, high standard hut. Many serviced huts have a booking system and must be booked in advance. Other huts require a back country hut pass or 3 hut tickets. Mostly owned by DOC. Facilities typically include a toilet, open fire or wood burner, water supply, and bunks with mattresses.
Serviced Alpine Hut
Alpine hut owned by DOC or clubs such as NZAC. Generally no heating. Payment varies. Facilities typically include a toilet, water supply, and bunks with mattresses.
Standard Hut
Typical DOC hut. Back country hut pass / 1 hut ticket required, no bookings. Facilities typically include a toilet, open fire or wood burner, and bunks with mattresses.
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Small DOC huts of 2-6 bunks. No fees or bookings. Facilities typically include a toilet and bunks with mattresses.

In general, food and cooking equipment is not available at huts. See DOC and NZAC websites for details of pricing and booking.

Campsite categories

Great Walks Campsite
Campsites are available on most Great Walks, usually next to huts. Great Walks pass required, bookings may be required. Toilets, water supply. No use of hut facilities not available.
Serviced, Scenic, or Standard Campsite
Accessible by car or boat, and offering a range of facilities.
Basic Campsite
Accessible by car or boat, but with minimal facilities. No fees or bookings. Toilet, water may be from stream.
Backcountry Campsite
Walk-in access. Fees vary. No bookings. Toilet, water may be from stream.